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December 25th, 2016|Categories: News, Novus Medical Detox|Comments Off on Happy Holiday Season!

Many common drugs increase seniors’ chances of falling

If you have elderly family members or friends on any medications, it would be a good idea to check what those medications are and what dosages they are. A new study shows that at the usual dosage recommended for younger people, a long list of common medications places seniors at a higher risk of falling and hurting themselves than elderly people not taking those drugs. Part of the problem is that many doctors are prescribing the drugs at dosages recommended only for younger patients, not the reduced dosages recommended for the elderly. Also, the risk of falling also increases just by taking more of those [...]

Sir Elton John’s Journey From Addiction to Sobriety

(Novus writes inspirational stories of people in the news who have overcome addiction. This is not to infer that these people are connected to Novus Medical Detox Center but simply to provide hope and encouragement to those fighting addiction.) Sir Elton John, CBE, is among the most celebrated and recognizable popular music stars in the world. In his five-decade career the English singer-songwriter, musician and composer "has sold more than 500 million records, had more than fifty Top 40 hits including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive [...]

November 29th, 2016|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

New Statistics: Prescription Drug Addiction Rising Among Seniors

Americans 65 years of age and older make up less than 15 percent of the population, but they consume more than 30 percent of all prescribed medications. This puts seniors at even greater risk of prescription drug abuse and addiction than their children and grand-children. And according to all indications, it's going to get worse. Today there are over 43 million adults aged 65 and older, and by 2040 it will almost double to 80 million. Those future seniors will be aging "baby boomers" - the generation of Americans born between 1946 and 1964. And as we all know, many will be bringing with them [...]

Illinois Attorney General Sues Drugmaker For “Deceptive Marketing” of Fentanyl-Based Painkiller

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has sued drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc., charging the company with "deceptively marketing and selling" its fentanyl-based medication, Subsys, to doctors for off-label uses. Insys is under investigation for numerous infractions involving Subsys, the state announced. Drug companies are not allowed to market their drugs for "off-label" uses - meaning any purpose other than what was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although doctors can decide to use drugs off-label, drug companies can't recommend any uses beyond the FDA approved use, and that means to anyone - doctors, patients or the public. The fentanyl painkiller Subsys, which reached the [...]

October 25th, 2016|Categories: Fentanyl, Legal, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

From Drugs and Prisons to Fame and Fortune, Danny Trejo Finds Redemption Helping Other

(Novus writes inspirational stories of people in the news who have overcome addiction.  This is not to infer that these people are connected to Novus Medical Detox Center but simply to provide hope and encouragement to those fighting addiction.) Danny Trejo is one heck of a busy Hollywood actor. While most others his age are retired and long forgotten, the dynamic, muscular and tattooed 72-year-old is in greater demand than ever. And if you don't recognize the name, you sure will recognize the face. In most roles, if Trejo isn't smiling, everyone squirms a little and looks for an exit. Danny Trejo has made a [...]

September 8th, 2016|Categories: Inspiration, Legal|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on From Drugs and Prisons to Fame and Fortune, Danny Trejo Finds Redemption Helping Other

Young Man Gets His Life Back With Help From…Soccer?

(Novus writes inspirational stories of people in the news who have overcome addiction.  This is not to infer that these people are connected to Novus Medical Detox Center but simply to provide hope and encouragement to those fighting addiction.) Philip Jones was addicted to drugs and living on the streets of San Francisco for days at a time, and then seeking brief refuge at home with his mom. Philip had been abusing drugs since his teens - in fact he was selling pot in middle school - and it just kept getting worse. When he was 21, his mom finally kicked him out of the [...]

July 15th, 2016|Categories: Addiction, Inspiration, Marijuana|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Young Man Gets His Life Back With Help From…Soccer?

New Study Shows Opioid Painkillers Cause Chronic Neuropathic Pain; Offers Hope for New Treatments

Opioid painkillers actually cause more pain than the pain they're supposed to be treating. And it can be long term and very severe, says a new study from the University of Colorado. The fact that opioids cause pain has been known for decades. But the phenomenon called "opioid-induced hyperalgesia" has been associated with longer term use of opioids. What's new and remarkable about this study is learning that opioids actually cause nerve pain after taking them for as little as five days. And even more remarkable, this opioid-induced nerve pain can be chronic, lasting for weeks or even months - long after stopping the use [...]

June 23rd, 2016|Categories: News, Opiates, Painkillers|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on New Study Shows Opioid Painkillers Cause Chronic Neuropathic Pain; Offers Hope for New Treatments

Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment Lacking Across the Country, Says New CASA Report

Insurance plans across the country don't cover the necessary treatments for people with addiction, says a new report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA). The nationwide review of insurance coverage, titled "Uncovering Coverage Gaps: A Review of Addiction Benefits in ACA Plans," reveals that insurance plans across the U.S. are not covering the necessary treatments for people with addiction as called for under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare, as the ACA has come to be known in the media. Historically, insurance coverage for addiction treatment has been inadequate, CASA says, but the ACA "holds great promise for expanding access [...]

June 16th, 2016|Categories: Get Help, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment Lacking Across the Country, Says New CASA Report

As Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rises White Americans Are Dying Younger

The life expectancy of middle-aged and younger White Americans has slightly declined for the first time in decades, and scientists are blaming substance abuse as a main cause. Other driving factors include alcohol-related liver disease and suicides, says the National Center for Health Statistics. The reduction in life expectancy for white Americans is being blamed on the "suffering and anxiety" among working-class whites brought about by the 2007 recession and massive unemployment. The concurrent rise in drug and alcohol abuse and suicides is consistent with the tensions resulting from the economic collapse. The drop in life spans occurred in 2014, following a leveling-off that began [...]

May 25th, 2016|Categories: Alcohol, Benzodiazepine, Drug Overdose, News|Tags: , |Comments Off on As Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rises White Americans Are Dying Younger